Footy and Community – an extract from ‘Our Sporting Life’

This piece, Back to the future: has the AFL lost its community, appeared in Griffith Review: Our Sporting Life and can be viewed over at the Conversation.


In collaboration with ABC Radio National, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Griffith Review: Our Sporting Life, the Canberra National Museum will host an event on the 18th August.


‘Sporting moments: panel discussion’ will feature Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger, Matildas soccer player Sally Shapiro, John Harms, Australia Rugby League Commission member Dr Chris Sarra and Wallaroo rugby player Louis Burrows. The discussion will focus on sport and how it has shaped Australian identity and culture.


Tickets can be booked through the Eventbrite.



  1. Malby Dangles says

    Really good article and well worth a read

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